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Held by the land : a guide to indigenous plants for wellness = Wa ch'ích'istway ta temíxw : spén̓em txwnam̓ ta ha7lh sḵwálwen

Joseph, Leigh. (Author).

The beautifully illustrated Held by the Land guides you through the traditional uses and properties of a selection of indigenous plants. Author Leigh Joseph, an ethnobotanist and a member of the Squamish Nation, provides a beautifully illustrated essential introduction to Indigenous plant knowledge. Plants can be a great source of healing as well as nourishment, and the practice of growing and foraging herbs and other plants is a powerful way to become more connected to the land. The Indigenous peoples of North America have long traditions of using native plants as medicine as well as for food. Held by the Land honors and shares some of these traditions, offering a guide to: - Harvesting herbs and other plants and using them medicinally - North American plants that can treat common ailments, add nutrition to your diet, become part of your beauty regime, and more - Stories and traditions about native plants from the authors Squamish culture - Using plant knowledge to strengthen your connection to the land you live on Early chapters will introduce you to responsible ways to identify and harvest plants in your area, and teach you how to grow a deeper connection with the land you live on through plants. In the plant profiles section, common plants are introduced with illustrations and information on their characteristics, range, how to grow and/or forage them, and how to use them medicinally and as food. Special features offer recipes for food and beauty products along with stories and traditions around the plants. This beautiful, full-color guide to Indigenous plants will give you new insights into the power of everyday plants.

Book  - 2023
581.6 Jos
1 copy / 0 on hold

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  • ISBN: 9781577152941 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher New York : Wellfleet Press, 2023

Content descriptions

General Note:
NFPL Indigenous Collection.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Reflections on Indigenous Plant Knowledge & Building Relationships -- Chapter 1. Building botanical relationships -- Chapter 2. Teaching from plants -- Chapter 3. Identifying plants to build your home apothecary -- Chapter 4. The mindful harvest -- Chapter 5. Botanical or land-based mindfulness practices -- Plant Profiles & Recipes. Trees ; Shrubs ; Flowing herbs ; Ferns, horsetails, lichens & seaweeds -- Conclusion -- Botanical Glossary -- Appendix -- References.